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today. virginia's governor and u.s. supreme court have refused to intervene in this case and this is not the woman we're talking about right now. lewis is being executed for the 2002 murder-for-hire killings of her husband and stepson. she will be the first woman executed in virginia in nearly a century. >>> virginia governor indicated in richmond this afternoon that he wants to fast track big highway improvement projects in northern virginia. this after a four-month audit at the virginia department of transportation uncovered hundreds of millions in accounts that have not been spent and folk 5s jim henrehan has more. >> reporter: it's 136 pages long, done by an accounting firm. the governor wanted an outside firm to come in and look at v- dot. it's very partially critical of management and financial management, particularly, of v- dot and one example, every big state agency carries over money to the next year, especially when you are doing construction projects. 2002-2004. v-dot generally carried over 3.5% of the money to the next year so there is startup money. by 2010,
and pronounced dead at the hospital. >> the news edge in virginia. a mother died. the community is still hurting tonight and on wednesday morning, the family's townhouse caught fire. the mother was able to save three of the children but died with two of the sons, her 5- year-old and 8-year-old whole going -- going back for them. >> she seemed like the most loving, wonderful mother and her kids are like her. beautiful, family, good people. >> they made a big impression on everyone. they were always out here playing with my son and with all the kids riding bikes. it hit home. >> tonight's vigil was not only to honor the lives lost but to pay tribute to a man who was a hero and caught the three surviving children from allie when she tossed them out the window and they're all out of the hospital and with the father tonight. >>> the investigators know what caused the massive fire here. the man was throwing cigarettes into the mulch of potted plants. the fire is accidental and three homes were destroyed and several others were damaged by the flames on thursday. >>> the news edge covering maryland ton
a neighborhood in 7 level ising three huge homes and damaging several -- a virginia neighborhood leveling three homes and damaging several others. the flames broke out this afternoon on tillett loop and manassas leaving charred piles of debris behind. fox 5's bob barnard live at the scene with the latest. >> reporter: eight hours after the first flames were spotted fire crews are still here and working, the remains of three houses here still smoldering and they just put some water on some of these smoking spots a short time ago. in the middle there where it's believed this thing started, that house burned to the ground. this view from sky fox shows you the devastating nature of this fire, three homes side by side up in flames, scores of firefighters virtually powerless to stop it before the damage was done. investigators believe the fire started in the middle house, then quickly spread in both directions. >> it's beyond the expressions and words. >> reporter: two people suffered minor injuries, but no firefighters were hurt. one woman was hospitalized from the shock of seeing this, her home bas
that were nearby that are scorched. >>> there's no word on what started a fire that killed a virginia mother and her two children. al llie around son saved three of her kids as their -- anderson saved three of her kids as their home burned yesterday. she went back for her youngest son but could not get him out. the fire was too intense. >>> we are following breaking news tonight out of virginia. for the first time in nearly 100 years a woman has been executed in the commonwealth. it happened less than an hour ago in greensville correctional center in jarrett. fox 5's roby chavez joins us live with the latest. >> reporter: details are just coming into the newsroom from greenville correction center in jarrett. 41-year-old teresa lewis was put to death by lethal injection at 9:13 tonight with her victims' families watching. lewis was convicted for plotting the murders of her husband and stepson just to collect money from insurance back in 2002. lewis pled guilty, but her legal team questioned her competence because of her low iq. now moments ago witnesses stepped outside to talk about her final
through homes in a northern virginia neighborhood thursday. the flames taking down three houses despite the best efforts of more than 100 firefighters. today we've obtained the 911 calls placed from tillett loop in manassas. fox 5's bob barnard with the worried voices behind the dramatic pictures of yesterday's fire. >> reporter: as soon as the first smoke and flames appeared, the calls started coming in. >> 911. where is your emergency? >> there's a house burning in su you tell where the fire is? >> it looks like it's in the rear of the house. >> okay. like the deck or something? >> i can't tell. i'm down the street and i mean it's just plumes of black smoke now, the whole pretty much neighborhood getting engulfed in black smoke right now. >> reporter: a young man inside the house where the fire started was the first to call. >> 911. where is your emergency? >> come quick, come quick! fire, fire. >> reporter: it's the 8300 block of tillett loop in manassas, his house the middle of three that would be eventually destroyed. >> what's on fire? >> my deck, my house! >> your house is on fir
. >> good and bad side. good side is the rain has broken upcoming ver he bored from her virginia to maryland. running into dryer slot of air in ennsylvania. but heevy rainfall over rich land and south of us. zoooing out the picture here. a little bigger view. carolinas, tornado watches issued down there. we could see it shifting up to our region for tomorrow afternoon.ú with pooential forrinstability in the atmosphere as we see the system move up. %-system, see the trough, activy is riding on. this troughhis just also associated withhthat area of low pressure riggt now, ccnsidered ttopical storm nicole that is spinning down there. and will continue to lose ú%rength through the overnight. but we do have also a low that issriding up tte frontal boundary, that is what the hhad of nicole, and this is what is helping to bridge the moisture rain into play in ouu neck of the woods. %-becomm a low itself, so thatd ú%ere will be two lows riding along the ffontal bouudary, through carolinas, virginia and %-so we have a flash flood watch througg the night tonight into ttmorrow. all for
flames destroy part of a virginia neighborhood. now just released 911 calls are giving new insight into what happened. >>> this is america. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. i want it picked by an american. >> stephen colbert in character testifying before congress about immigration, but not all the lawmakers were laughing. >>> and take a l te you how dru tried to sneak 21 pounds of pot past customs at dull hess airport. >>> we begin tonight with -- dulles airport. >>> we begin tonight with that devastating fire in virginia. thanks for joining us. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. three homes in virginia badly damaged. now we're hearing what it was like for the man inside the house where the fire started. fox 5's bob barnard with this one. >> it was a tense two hours or so in that manassas neighborhood as fire quickly spread from one house to another. you're about to hear a voice from inside the home where the fire started, but first some of the others who couldn't believe what they were seeing. >> 911. where is your emergency? >> there's a house burning in sumner lake
she died. so far, no motive or suspect in this one. >>> in manassas, virginia, a photographer was robbed and stabbed while taking pictures at the canterbury village shopping center yesterday morning. police say two people approached him and demanded his camera and money. when he refused, police say they stabbed him. >> a little bit of mixed reaction. i'm a little bit not surprised because it is not before the neighborhood but at the same time, it is shocking because i kind of thing this shouldn't happen. >> police caught one of the suspects, a 15-year-old boy. they are still looking for another person. the photographer is being treated for several stab wounds and is expected to recover. >>> another big story this morning. blocking a repeal of don't ask, don't tell. senate republicans unanimously voted to block a bill that would have lifted the mull tri's ban on openly gay soldiers. the general chosen by president obama to lead the marine corps says he does not think that congress should lift the ban. he spoke on capitol hill just hours before the septa defeated the defense pol
moving through west virginia and into western portions of pennsylvania, eastern portions of high, dragging a whole lot of precipitation with it, up the east coast. we continue to be under the gun for showers during the course of the morning hours but later on today we'll get some sunshine breaking through the clouds on what will be a breezy day. 73 degrees is the current temperature in the district. 68 at dulles. 72 in baltimore. patuxent naval air station is at 74 degrees. your forecast for today, early clouds and rain, giving way to afternoon sun. breezy, winds out of the southeast at 10-15 miles per hour. 81 for the high today. that's a look at the weather. now let's get an update on traffic with julie wright. >>> a lot going on on the roads this morning. let's start off in maryland. southbound along 270 on the brakes out of germantown into rockville. the local lanes improving southbound toward falls road. the main line jammed up badly, germantown to the split. outer loop slow from route 1 college park. crash on the outer loop at 202 now cleared. bw parkway and 95 slow out of
say they're aware and ready. >>> hard to imagine, but the commute in northern virginia could soon get worse. the eye popping results of a traffic test completed before thousands of extra commuters cram into one very shawl space. >>> the judges table may look a lot different, but the local contestants are still as nervous as ever. we'll take you to the first round of idol auditions up in jersey next. ananiges ananiges words alone aren't enough. my job is to listen to the needs and frustrations of the shrimpers and fishermen, hotel or restaurant workers who lost their jobs to the spill. i'm iris cross. bp has taken full responsibility for the clean up in the gulf and that includes keeping you informed. our job is to listen and find ways to help. that means working with communities. restoring the jobs, tourist beaches, and businesses impacted by the spill. we've paid over $400 million in claims and set up a $20 billion independently-run claims fund to cover lost income until people impacted can get back to work. and our efforts aren't coming at tax-payer expense. i know people are wonder
at stories making headlines this morning. a lorton, virginia, community mourning the loss of a young mother and two of her children. they were killed in a house fire yesterday. 24-year-old ally anderson was able to save three of her five kids by lowering them down to her uncle on the ground. >>> theresa lewis will be executed in virginia tonight. the first punishment of this type for a woman in the commonwealth in a century. she was sentenced to death for providing sex and money to two men who killed her husband and her stepson back in october of 2002. so far the governor has decided not to grant clemency. lewis is scheduled to be put to death by ion at 9:00 p.m. at a correctional facility in jarrett. >>> gray and michelle rhee scheduled to meet. it will be a closed discussion at city hall at noon today. gray has said that her future in the position would lie heavily based on this conversation today. >>> 7:16 right now. got some city business. now some business that all of us are going to want to listen to. >> hot and humid. we're going to have to open up the pools again. >> why do they shu
want to olhear from you. >>> a virginia community is in mourning after a sudden death of a star high school football player. ot the senior was found ay unresponsive this morning and maureen umeh is live with the h story. >> reporter: there is a orgreate sense of love and -- loss and grief. austin wasgr well-known and welw liked. his kefather a school board member and tonight, family and friends are trying to understand what happened. everybody was crying and wantedt him back. >> reporter: austin bawas a as senior at brentsville district high school riwhere he played ay football and he was a running back and linebacker. the past game was friday night c when he rushed three times for three yards in the loss to handa limit melissa is a longtime friend and watched the game ga saying austin was injured. >> he got a concussion juthat we're aware of on friday. da >> uh-huh. >> me and humy two friends saw s him get hit and walk off funny.n >> reporter: prince william ll county police say he was found unresponse of at his him early r monday morning. an investinigation is underway. and erscho
watch out of virginia, all across north viiginia, parts of the eastern shore and then also central maryland including %-d.c., down towards annapolis l incluued in this as we have the potential of heavy rainfall right along the central portion -f the mid portion of theestate so we'reevery concerned as the potential is there to get some heavy amounts of raan. the potential is there with the prediction here. %-theetrack of the storm.wing we could see anywhere from three to four inches, sooe areas maybe five, six inches in some that coulddcause this localized flooding because the ground is already saturated from the couple inches we got the other day, and now we're pouring more water on top of that. taking a look at where the rain is now. it's very light over balad, d.c., west of us still some showers. looking to the south of us you can see some heavy rain there overrthe carollnas. this is all riding along a trough. -his trough is wrapping back in. we still have a tropical storm down to the south of us. this is nicole but there's low pressure system that's developing ahead of that st
.ú -ssued a atch through baltimore, maryland city, to indianapolis, and dc. northern virginia. with the potential for heavy rainfall that. occurred today. inch or so already fallen. some places getting as much as 2 inches on the eastern shore. but at thisstiie, we have more rainnon tte way. and the ground is saturated so hard for the ground to absorb moreeof the rainfall..33 hd rainfall scans the skies. showers at aberdine and cecil county. showers. eastern porttand (inaudible) folks in glen burnie getting showers. -his is how it rolls throuuh over the llst several hours. still decent rainfall. and more to come, from the south as we see an area of low pressure wraparound the moissure. how much? through the overnight, we can half or more of an inch acrossú up tt parts of pennsylvaaia, northern portions of delaware. of getting maybe heavy rainfall. potentially. so there could be flooding conditions we have to deal with through the overnight. show you when it will leaae. and when we start to see a ú%ment to dry o coming up in the >> all riiht. you can be ii charge of your own p
son paul, livvd in this arlington virginia home. police are looking for clues ú%out his meetal state leading up to the shootinn. >> an east baltimore neighborhood fightiig back tonight against drug dealers accused of taking verra playground. keith daniels is standdng by live at he park where local churches and city hall have all joined in the city clean up effort. keiih? >>well, jeff, live on aiken street at lafayette avenue, a spot looking more like a play ground. ú%ke a look behind me over here. it is another kind of game happening heee at this hour in a place where they say, that the drug game dominated the court. it is children and the playground tonight. part of a neighborhood clean up. >> sylvestee tool social security part of the clean up crew. at the corner oo east lafayette and aiken street with several other church members, and community leaders. choping weeds, edging sidewalks. >> trying to put the play back in playground. at a run down park where %-sell and buy drugs.routinely a neighborhood take back, a community clean p. where children once played. >> weehope that i
jersey, over the weekend. one died. she was from virginia. her friend said a fight broke out and a man was kicked out of the party but he returned and started shooting. the gunman is still on the loose. >>> the head of a georgia megachurch accused of inappropriate sexual conduct did not address the issue during sunday services. bishop eddie long is facing sexual relations with young boys. in church yesterday, while some wanted him to address the charges, he promised to fight. >> i want you to know one other thing, i feel like david against goliath. but i got five rocks, and i haven't thrown one yet. >> after service, we wanted him maybe to say he did not do the things that have been leveled against him, and that was not said. >> federal and state authorities are not investigating the bishop because george's age of con -- because georgia's age of consent is 16. >>> coming up next on fox 5 morning news, 7:19, former air force officers making allegations of ufo's that shut down nuclear weapons. find out who is pushing for answers after the break. >>> redskins lose in st. louis yesterday.
>> tonight, a young virginia mother struggles to save her children in a fast-moving house fire. in the end, she saved three and died trying to save the others. we begin with a look at how her tight-knit community is gathering to remember her and two little boys. i'm maureen umeh. >> i'm will thomas. the police watched her hand her children out of the second- story window one-by-one and went back inside for the last two boys and they never made it out alive and roz plater is live where the fire broke out. >> reporter: this is a community that is still hurting, coming together by the dozens to honor the lines and to say thank you to the man who held out his arms to catch the children that the desperate mother tossed to safety. >> this is not physical healing tonight but emotional healing. >> reporter: it's a measure of how much the young family was loved and how many here in the lorton community are suffering. 24-year-old allie anderson and her sons, 5-year-old solmon and 3-year-old alphonso were all lost in a devastating fire. >> she seemed like the most loving, wonderful mothe
license sea from oppning. >> penn national also operates hollywood casino in charlestown west virginia. %-inn maryland dollars in west3 virginia, and control the %->>the cordish company also sad that penn national, that now operates pimlico race course and laurel park would stand toú benefit if slots were rejected at arundee mills and be built at the race track in lauree. >> so the sttte lottery commiissonnis asking maryland's attorney general, to revvew the matter and issueean aopinion. >> it is not a figgt, that state has, you know, a particular interest on either side. what we want to dd is gee the best facts, and information, and be sound on the law. >> but until that question is %-officials ssy they may delay neet week's opening f the hollywood casino in cecil county. as for voters innarundel county, they have six more weeks to decide whether slots should be3ú put at arundel mills, joon rydell, fox 45 news at 10:00. >> we called penn national several timee today.3 all of our calls were not returned. >> well, according to one group, the recession is overr the national bureau of
. uu in pennsylvaaia and parts of west virginia, some of the mountains, you get the changes happening. and we will start to notice more of that around here over the next month. looking at the skycam. downnown. quiet conditions. beautiful fuul moon out there tonight. if you gaze out tte window. beautiful full moon. we have tonight, and it lloks like we have the temperatures at 76 degrees..3 east-northeast wind at seven. and humidity levels at 79 percent. hiih today was 89 degrees. we brushed almost 90. no precipitation to talk about. normally we should be at 76. so we are above whereewe should be. heat pump from the south works into tomorrow. getting the temperatures even %-heat south.s. in the mid 90s. 97 was the high in fredericksberg. 96 n charlottesville. so that is the heat shifting into our egion over the central ú%rtion of the state. ú-warm.3tern shore should be salisbury up to 92 degrees. so it looks like we will see one more burst of heat efore we start to see things get back into the noomal range toward the week. 80s, south of us. nice and waam. and we will continue to s
the virginia visitor's center and nutley street to the beltway. delays on braddock eastbound toward the beltway, also on 50 delays from fairfax circle to the beltway. a crash on 15 and that's tieing up the right side of the road. no problems in montgomery county. slow from the 410 out of riverdale into the northeast. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. >>> our top story this morning, a deadly crash in district heights overnight involving an suv and ambulance. two people were killed. two medics are being treated. stacy cohan has the details. >> reporter: this happened around midnight, this collision between an ambulance and the suv. they do have the suburban involved in the crash up on a flatbed tow truck and they remove it and reopen this roadway. to learn more about what happened, all of the fire investigators had to do was take a look at the dashboard camera in the ambulance and they were able to watch the accident happen. >> in the distance on the dash cam you can see a set of headlights approaching that appears to be in the same lane of travel but coming in the opposite direction
friend is accused of hiding the gun at a nearby playground after the shooting. >>> a virginia community is mourning tonight after the sudden death of a star high school football player. austin trenum was found unresponsive at his home this morning. went to district high school in nokesville. a cause of death was not confirmed but they tell fox 5 the death does not appear to be accidental. >> he of the one person that everybody was friends -- he was the one person that everybody was friends. with he was funny and could pretty much make everybody laugh and feel better in an instant. it's hard. everybody is taking it hard. >> austin's family released a statement saying in part austin was a wonderful son, brother and grandson. he was deeply loved by his family and highly respected by his teammates, friends and classmates. funeral arrangements are being made. >>> president obama said it flat out, d.c. schools are not good enough for his daughters. that's right after his secretary of education complimented schools chancellor michelle rhee on the job she's done. fox 5's roby chavez has more.
closer to where the area as seen the eaviest rain, ú%'s been to the south in virginia where we pick up an3 inch. ú% we looo at vvrginia, if we can ppck that up and et closer. you can see we haveeshowers tha3 are heavver to the east of the beltway, actually toward the edgemere and dundalk it looks like. indicating where the rain has southeast to the north and west and will continue toodo so. we willlwiden things out once that are seeing a decent amount of rain. -oo can see the west side of the beltway, we will get closer now. youucannsee as we get closer to the western side of the area, let's get closer toward ú%ederick and you can see new market street looking like we're going to see, or rather new market and some of thess streets yyu will see here. let's get a littlee3 -ddntification on the streets and you will see where you are.ú i-70 seeing heavy rain and 270 as well. we will continueeto see some of this activity moveetoward the north and the wess as 67 somm of thh shower activity areas that are seeing the hhaviest rain conninue to move in the northwesterly direction. while we d
of paul pardus on tuesday. he lived with his mother in arlington virginia. authorities are tryiig to reveaú the clues that might reveal too3 what pardus' mental state wws leading to the shooting. papardus shot dr. cchen, his mother and hhmself. >>> gop lawmakers voted agginst a defense bill that would have lifted thh ban on gayssserving openly in the millitary. it included $27 billion in defense spending and pay raises for the troops. they hoped ttat senaaor susan collins would provide the 60 vote to pass the bill buttshe voted with the members of her party. >> i was the sole republican that voted for the lieberman language on don't ask, don't tell. i think it's the right thing, to do, but i cannot vott to proceed to this bill under a situation that it's going to shutdown the ddbate and preclude republlcan amendment, that, too. >>> majority leader harry reid saas he will bring the issue upú again in a lame duckksession after the november elections. tells you to stay away from its websste, buttthat is what twiiter was telling ts users yesterday. a hacker was sending some unsuspe
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